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Floating Garden
technologies

Floating Garden [Bangladesh]

Floating Garden is a traditional technology, practiced in the southern parts of Bangladesh locally called “Baira” or “Dhap”. The technology allows producing crops, vegetables and seedlings in areas where farming land is scarce and where the land is flodded or water logged for more than six months in a year.

  • Compiler: Shamim Ahamed
Pitcher irrigation for the management of moderately saline soils
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Pitcher irrigation for the management of moderately saline ... [Bangladesh]

The technology is called pitcher irrigation technology because irrigation water is provided from an earthen pitcher which has several small holes on its bottom. The earthen pitcher is placed on a raised bed which is filled with fresh irrigation water having several pores on its bottom. Then jute fibres are ...

  • Compiler: Md Babul Hossain
Keyhole Garden
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Keyhole Garden [Bangladesh]

The Keyhole Garden model of homestead vegetable cultivation enhances the resilience of families living in areas with climate-related hazards, such as flooding and drought. Keyhole gardens have been shown to increase vegetable production in all seasons, thereby improving household food autonomy and dietary diversity.

  • Compiler: John Brogan
Assisted Natural Regeneration
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Assisted Natural Regeneration [Bangladesh]

Assisted natural regeneration (ANR) is a simple, low-cost forest restoration method that can effectively convert deforested lands to more productive forests.

  • Compiler: Fazlay Arafat
Hill Agroforestry
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Hill Agroforestry [Bangladesh]

Mixed fruits gardening on hill slope with forest trees on hill top and bamboo at the lower part of the hill.

  • Compiler: Jalal Uddin Md. Shoaib
Protection from land degradation through conservation of medicinal plants by involving ethnic communities.
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Protection from land degradation through conservation of medicinal ... [Bangladesh]

The indigenous community in Bolipara village of the Thanchi upazlia (sub-district) of the Bandarban district are reducing or preventing land degradation through the cultivation and conservation of medicinal plants. This practice provides the raw material needed, by local traditional healers, to produce herbal medicines for the indigenous and tribal peoples.

  • Compiler: Fazlay Arafat
Mound plantation in coastal area with non-mangrove plant species for land stabilization
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Mound plantation in coastal area with non-mangrove plant ... [Bangladesh]

Mound plantation with non-mangrove species to transform mono-culture plantations subsequently into more ecologically resilient, mixed species plantations and as well as to accelerate natural processes of accretion and land stabilization in coastal areas.

  • Compiler: Fazlay Arafat
Sorjan - growing vegetables on raised beds in waterlogged areas
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Sorjan - growing vegetables on raised beds in ... [Bangladesh]

The sorjon system is the cultivation of vegetables on raised beds. Ridges are about 60 to 90 cm high, which means crops are kept above the water, even during the wet season. The ditches between the ridges hold water for six to eight months per year and can be used ...

  • Compiler: Wolfgang Duifhuizen